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Newsroom Spotlight News - SRS Transforms Into New Agency
7/1/2012

Kansas Department for Children and Families is responsible for child and adult protective services, adoption services, foster care support, child support services, welfare and food assistance programs, as well as services dedicated to vocational rehabilitation, among others.
 
The new department was created through Executive Reorganization Order No. 41 issued by Governor Sam Brownback on Feb 6, 2012.
 
Watch the video below to find out more about the department’s mission. 
 
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Text Version of the Video:
 
When people ask me what I do, this is what I tell them, “I help people who need my help.  I protect those who can’t protect themselves.  I help preserves families.” 
 
I tell those that feel unwanted, “You know what? You are wanted.”  Because I want them to be loved like my children and parents are loved.
 
I lend my courage to people who need it. 

Sometimes I walk into the most painful moments of a person’s or family’s life and help them find a way through it.  I see myself as a bridge between where a person or family is and where they wish they were.  And the ones who say, “Hey, I need help here!” are the ones I end up admiring the most.  They are my heroes. 
 
People always ask me how I do what I do; I do it to see a smile from someone who hasn’t had much to smile about.  But mostly, I do it because I know it’s what I am supposed to be doing with my life.  I can’t see myself doing anything else. 
 
I really want there to be a day when what I do is not needed.  But until that day comes I’ll be here, every day—not matter what time, ready to help. 
 
And I know over a thousand other people who feel the same way.
 
Funding for the production of this video was provided by the Casey Family Programs